Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree - Live Streamed Video Sessions

This press notice was provided by Paula Hinkel of the Southern California Genealogical Society:


"SCGS is there for you, no matter where you are." That statement is never as true as it will be the coming 10 days , during the Society's annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces its schedule of live-streamed sessions of the 2013 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. The "JamboSTREAM" webcast is free to viewers and is made available through the gracious support of

"We are very excited to be able to offer these outstanding classes to genealogists around the world. Our course list includes a good mix of topics from some of the best speakers around. We are confident that this event will be very popular and well-attended," said Paula Hinkel, co-chair of the annual event. 

"Our partnership with provides a particularly valuable service to the genealogical community in 2013. This year, will be running pre-recorded webinars and instructional programs during Jamboree's break times and lunch hours. Our viewers will have an opportunity to sharpen skills in so many areas," Hinkel continued.

To sign up for a session, just click on the link for each class. You will receive a confirmation notice with the security credentials (username and password) for each session. You must be registered in order to be able to view a session, and you must register for each individual session that you wish to attend.

Sessions to be live streamed include:

Friday, June 7

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM 
FR001: Basic Military Research 
Craig Roberts Scott MA, CG 

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM 
FR016: The Ethical Genealogist 
Judy G. Russell JD, CG 

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 
FR022: DNA Panel Discussion - Hear it from the Experts
CeCe Moore; Alice Fairhurst; Ken Chanine PhD; Joanna Mountain PhD; Bennett Greenspan
Co-Sponsored by International Society of Genetic Genealogy 

Saturday, June 8

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM 
SA004: Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor 
Craig Roberts Scott MA,CG 

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 
SA018: Genealogical Periodicals: Where the Answers Are 
Kory L. Meyerink MLS, AG, FUGA 

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
SA020: Master Using Google for Common Surname Searches
Lisa Louise Cooke 

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
SA032: Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats
Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA, CG 

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM 
SA041: Finding Your Family in the French and Indian Wars
Leland Meitzler 

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
SA048: Staying Safe Online 
Thomas MacEntee 

Sunday, June 9

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM 
SU003: A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0 
Cyndi Ingle Howells 

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 
SU017: Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners: Foundations and Fundamentals 
Tom Underhill 

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM 
SU020: Strange and Unusual Sources for Irish Family History 
James Ryan, PhD 

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 
SU029: Lessons from the Archive 
Denise Levenick 

The Southern California Genealogical Society hosts semi-monthly webinar sessions that are offered free to the public. SCGS members are able to access nearly 60 recorded webinars at their convenience in the members' archive. The streamed sessions will be added to the archive at a later date, speaker authorization permitting.


It's not too late to register for these webinars, so sign up and put them on your calendar.

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